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  • Read My Pinsby Madeleine Albright

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 35.99

    New from New York Times bestselling author and former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Read My Pins is a story and celebration of how one woman’s jewelry collection was used to make diplomatic history. Exploring the use of the pin or brooch as a means of personal and diplomatic expression and f eaturing a gallery of fascinating photographs,... more...

  • Maintaining Longcase Clocksby Nigel Barnes; Austin Jordan

    Crowood 2013; US$ 24.99

    Longcase clocks were invidually hand-made during the golden age of change that took place between the late seventeenth and mid-nineteenth centuries. Longcase clocks with their seventeenth century clock-making technology were innovative and incorporated an accurate pendulum clock within an attractive piece of domestic furnishing. This invaluable book... more...

  • Big and Boldby BeadStyle magazine

    Kalmbach Books 2012; US$ 19.99

    The craft of beading has become increasingly popular, and no wonder given the wide range of beautiful jewelry it can be used to create. This book, features projects from BeadStyle Magazine, contains 34 beginner bead projects that feature prominent pendants, chunky beads, and other strong focal pieces. Big and Bold is divided into three sections:... more...

  • Geschenke des Kaisersby Markus Beyeler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Die Vergabe von Geschenken durch den Kaiser an zivile und militärische Würdenträger war von großer Bedeutung für den Erwerb und die Sicherung der kaiserlichen Herrschaft, stellte zugleich aber eine schwere wirtschaftliche Belastung dar. In diesem Buch sind erstmals sämtliche noch erhaltenen Edelmetallgegenstände des 4. Jhd. n. Chr. zusammengestellt,... more...

  • An Introduction to Netsukeby Raymond Bushell

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    With dozens of photos and illustrations, A Introduction to Netsuke is a readable and thorough guide to Japanese miniature art. Among the many Japanese fine arts, few have aroused greater admiration than the netsuke. This miniature piece of Japanese sculpture, approximately 1 1/2 inches in size, was designed (in the absence of pockets on kimonos)... more...

  • The Wonderful World of Netsukeby Raymond Bushell

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    Japanese netsukeminiature carvingsare profiled in this wonderful Japanese arts book. These tiny masterpieces of sculpture (mostly in ivory and wood), of lacquer, and of metalwork captivated collectors with the charm of their conception, the intricacy of their detail, and the sheer tactile pleasure of handling them. Basically they were utilitarian... more...

  • Tiffanyby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    Joaillier à la réputation mondialement établie, Tiffany fut, aux États-Unis, le fer-de-lance du mouvement Art nouveau. Au sein d'une époque et d'un pays riches de découvertes et d'inventions, Tiffany réussit à aligner les arts décoratifs, longtemps considérés comme mineurs, au rang suprême des beaux-arts.Faisant du verre leur matériau de prédilection,... more...

  • The Art of the Anglo-Saxon Goldsmithby Elizabeth Coatsworth; Michael Pinder

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 130.00

    Goldsmiths' products examined, combining discussion of object with analysis of inscription and design, and literary and archaeological evidence for smiths and their work. more...

  • Tiffanyby Charles De Kay

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    A jeweler with an established reputation through the world, Louis Comfort Tiffany was the spearhead of the Art Nouveau movement in the United States. At a time and in a country in perpetual growth, Tiffany succeeded in elevating the decorative to the rank of fine art. Glass was the field of expertise of Tiffany’s workshops. There they developed groundbreaking... more...

  • A Far Cornerby Scott Ezell

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 27.95 US$ 23.76

    In 2002, after living ten years in Asia, American poet and musician Scott Ezell used his advance from a local record company to move to Dulan, on Taiwan’s remote Pacific coast. He fell in with the Open Circle Tribe, a loose confederation of aboriginal woodcarvers, painters, and musicians who lived on the beach and cultivated a living connection with... more...